Prof. Bong Wie is the main developer of the HAIV spacecraft, the Vance Coffman Endowed Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University, and is the founding director of the Asteroid Deflection Research Center.
Prof. Frans von der Dunk is the author of EADP’s Report on legal parameters for an asteroid deflection demonstration mission. He was in 2008 nominated, as the first lawyer ever, Member of the European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) of the European Space Foundation (ESF). Also, he was the sole lawyer on the Panel on Asteroid Threat Mitigation established by the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) in 2007.
Media specialist Remco Timmermans is helping EADP with social media. He is a leading space communication specialist and social media strategist, specialized in space. In addition he leads several worldwide organizations in the field of space outreach and education. Remco is director of UN-declared World Space Week, the largest public space event, held in over 75 countries from 4 to 10 October annually.
Economist Prof. Alex Tabarrok is advicing and promoting EADP regarding the troubles of financing asteroid defence. Prof. Alex Tabarrok is Bartley J. Madden Chair in Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is the co-author with Tyler Cowen of the popular economics blog MarginalRevolution and co-founder of the online educational platform Marginal Revolution University.
The Spaceguard Centre
Jonathan R. Tate, Director of The Spaceguard Centre, was a serving Army Officer for 26 years, specialising in surface to air missile systems. He served in UK, Germany and Canada, and also worked in many other countries.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) at UC San Diego (UCSD) is a collective of students brought together by the common goal of creating the future of space technology. SEDS UCSD draws its members from an multi-disciplinary group, motivated to advance the new space movement: the thought that the next logical step in human civilization is not only to explore, but to evolve into a space-fairing civilization.